The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office 911 Dispatch Center was notified of a trespassing incident at a residence on Hoff Valley Road in rural Ontario, in the town of Whitestown, at about 9:45 p.m. Friday, according to Vernon County Sheriff Roy Torgerson. 

Stacie Lynn Welter

The caller reported that a female, who appeared to be under the influence of a drug or intoxicant, entered their private residence without consent. 

At about 10:15 p.m., deputies located a woman walking nearby. She was identified as Stacie Lynn Welter, 41, also of rural Ontario. The investigation continued, and Welter was taken into custody and transported to the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office Detention Center. 

Welter was booked for criminal trespass to dwelling, disorderly conduct and felony bail jumping. 

Also, Welter was taken into custody pursuant to four arrest warrants issued by Vernon County Circuit Court; those warrants are related to failure to appear in court on one pending felony court case and three pending misdemeanor court cases.

Welter appeared in Vernon County Circuit Court on Monday, June 17, and the Judge Timothy J. Gaskell ordered Welter held on a $1,000 cash bond, of which was paid June 18. Welter is due back in court at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, and again at 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 3. 

Welter is subject to several bond conditions, including not being allowed to have any contact with the victims in this case or their residence. Formal charges are being sought through Vernon County District Attorney Angela Palmer-Fisher. 

If you have any information about this crime or any other crime, call Crime Stoppers at 608-637-TIPS (8477) or submit an online tip at Callers are eligible for a reward of up to $3,000 for information that leads to an arrest or recovery of stolen property. 

The incident remains under investigation by the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office.